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    December 7, 2013
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>> good morning, everyone. happy is the day. thanks for being with us. i'm katie marzullo. let's start with a quick first look at the weather. i don't have to tell you will it's cold out there. good morning. >> yes, the cold front brought in an inch of rain. you can see some mixed precip just to the west of you. the moisture has moved out of the central coast. a little light rain but here's what's left of the front. we have once again very cold conditions, but most of the moisture is out of the area. we still have the possibility of some high-elevation snow around the santa cruz mountains. 30 and 40s right now. hid 30s by noontime.
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not getting warmer than that, upper 30s to 40. and one more opportunity for rain for the week ahead. i'll show that to go coming up. >> thank you. and sticking with the cold area, the frigid temperatures have been more than just uncomfortable. they have actual le turned deadly. in the south bay four people have died from hypothermia in the past few days. nick smith has more on this story. >> i've been homeless for almost a year now. >> he's one of the men we met at this san jose shelter. without a home to call his open, the cold snap blanketing the south bay has forced him and others to look for a warm place to city. >> knowing there was a warm place to go and you call and have nowhere else to go and in this is the right place to go. when you are town and out, you are cold, this place will help you out. >> others haven't been as fortunate. four men, each in their lit 40s or 50s, have been found
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dead in different parts of the county. >> we want to try to get folks who don't have a home into shelter, particularly this weekend when its it's cold. >> temperatures fell below 30 degrees rue and are expected to sink lower. so officials with santa clara county homeless program have placed an addition million 375 beds in area shelters. but they say that still won't be enough. >> it should never happen in this community. we should never have the heart brick of this kind of loss. it's not necessary. it should never happen. >> nick smith, abc7 news. the north by now where the higher elevations of napa valley got hit. caltran plows were on standby in kiss more snow fell. we have more from example soggia. >> by 8:30 -- from >> caltran culled out the plows
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and warned drivers of slippery roads at the summit. four miles down in the heart of calistoga, the evening was peperd with bound pours. it was an awful trip to get anywhere. the locals say the wet blast is unusual. >> i can pretty much get through the entire winter without turning on my heat and i went home and turned the heat on so we are miserable. >> some people from chicago got a taste of the city we just left. >> it was supposed to be our wedding anniversary, and we're we are in bed, just like chicago. >> to get out of the 39-degree cold, some pokes jumped into 100 had degrees water in the calistoga spa hot springs. >> you can get cold when you step out and hot when you get back in and it's really good for you. >> walking back boo the cold is the hard part. abc7 news. >> check out there caltran's image. 101 north of wiling ton has been
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shut down due to snow and traffic collisions. this picture, also from caltran, just west of willits on highway 20. in the sierra, chase are required at 3200 feet on highway i-80 and there is a storm in the lake tahoe region. elevations above. the four winds growers have the most damage. they wereins lited in a protection covering but the cold still got to them. part of your plans like orange trees were not affected. this morning much of the u.s. is covered in ice and snow, especially in the south and midwest as the wintry blast heads east. four people have been killed on u.s. roads since the storm hit thursday. a windchill advisory is in effect for parts of northeast arkansas. forecasters say windchill
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readings between 0 and minus 5 degrees my occur today. virginia officials warn residents of a major ice storm likely to take shape tomorrow. more than 2100 flights were cancelled nationwide. sfo cancelled about 13 arriving and 17 departing flights. we've been receiving photos of the cold snap. we have this picture of snow in ukiah in mendocino county. you can e-mail us your pictures. we have news out of san jose where police are investigating a middle accident. it happened on moore park avenue where a car slammed into a tree. the car was speeding and it was raining. one man was killed. no word on whether or not alcohol was a factor. the express way was closed while crews investigated but it's
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since reopened. in castro valley, east bay officials are assessing damage to homes after a water main break. it broke near the corner of 7 hills drive and avenue. they were able to shut down the flow of water by 10:00 but still several houses were flooded. >> i had wet gushing from my neighbors behind me down the street. it's other mess. the break also caused a 10 by 15 sinkhole that trapped a fire truck. look at that. the fire truck was sent out this morning. we have no word on what caused the water main to break. developing news this morning. the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home. merrill newman was taken off the plane and held for more than a month. last night he was departed from korea. we have the latest. >> merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after
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being held prisoner for more than a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance that the dprk forecast has given to me to be on my way. >> the man had completed a ten-day tour of the north when agents of the communist regime of dickty -- off his flight. show showed him reading from a apparent confession. >> they killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supplies use, please i was. >> his son said he's absolutely delighted about the announcement. you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family aed particularly for him. >> tensions remain high on the korean peninsula although the north has toned down their
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hostile rhetoric of earlier in the year when they threatened to launch warheads. >> they said newman was released because he apologized for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. vice president biden, who is in south korea, praised him last night and asked him if he wanted to ride home in style. i offered him a flight home in style but he wanted a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame him, i would be on that flight too. >> he is expected to arrive later this morning. thank goodness for that. lots to talk about weather-wise. >> we are still in the midst of the cold weather. the cold front has moved through but we are left with chilly conditions. emeryville mid-40s. plenty of freeze warnings for the nights and mornings ahead
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but we will tell you about the possibilities and the stepped outlook next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, remembering nelson mandella, the tribute both here and in south africa. the bat kid returns. the san francisco player he [ ding ] cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better. you used the oven? boom. [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. ♪ make t♪ holidays pop. hey, that's the last crescent! oh, did you want it? yeah. we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents?
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>> welcome back. everyone. it's 5:11 on saturday morning. the bay has moved out of the bay area. clear skies, i should say. no rain falling. we got plenty yesterday.
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but you w to keep track of it always. live doppler 7hd, you want to get the abc7 weather app. so helpful it will tell you exactly what is going on. go to abc7news.com/app and you will find it there. lisa will be along in a little bit with news of the cold front. the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family has been scaled back in idaho. an executive dale smith and four family members disappeared while flying from oregon to montana last weekend. bad weather forced them to call off the air search for the family. officials say they cannot put people in harm's which. san francisco authorities have arrested a man they think is responsible for throwing two cats into the bay. 33-year-old mr. patterson was arrested yesterday afternoon after people tipped off police to his whereabouts. he resisted arrest. he was taken to the general hospital for a psychiatric e."
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a woman was considering her two cats in a carrier when he sudden by grabbed the carrier and through it into the bay. both cats died. police say patterson has a history of assaults. the morning continues in south africa for nelson mandela while details of his funeral are released. people are dancing in front of his house to honor him. tomorrow is a day of prayer in south africa. mandela will be buried a week from sub. by area loaders are remembering nelson mandela. one is seen here visiting him in 1990. williams was arrested in an anti-aparti rally in may of 1985. nelson said that movement helped quicken the end of white minority rule. >> he is in jail and yet he comes out of jail and he stands tall and says i am not going to
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destroy. i came here in liberate. >> abc7 news reporter lyanne melendez spoke to two former students that helped win divestment against aparti in south africa. >> these papers were typed by students with a plan to help end aparti in south africa. the year was 1985 and the students were from berkeley. nancy was the leader of the committee. >> it was student leaders like myself, community leaders, faith-based leaders where the city of berkeley was the first city to die vest in 1979. there was already all this activism. >> there were daily rallies at the plaza. students began camping out until berkeley police staged a raid and arrested dozens of protesters. one of the leaders of the demonstrations was the student body president, who spoke to us via skype from new york.
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>> i think we played a role in elevating the issue and in generating broad support for the issue. >> all that is left of the future is now. >> by now the movement had gained a lot of media attention and the interests of professors, celebrities and lawmakers. >> and the question, what the hell is the university of california doing making profits from a slave system in 1986? then speak are of the california assembly willie brown was invited to address the crowd and help convince the uy regents to urge them to die vest their interests with south africa after a year. after a year they voted on a three-year plan to die vest their holdings in south africa. >> the first vote was the regent vote this caused california to become the identifiable capital
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of the movement to kill aparti. >> and a memorial to remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela will take place in the rotunda of the city hall on wednesday at 8:00 in the morning. in the newsroom. lyanne melendez, abc7 news. the famous bat kid is returning to san francisco today for a fundraiser. five-year-old miles scott had leukemia but is in remission and who can forget this scene last month as thousands came to support miles as he fought the riddler and penguin. it was his wish to be a superhero. this morning he will reunite with the police chief for the brave the day fundraiser for the make a wish fundraiser. it's a 5k, a cold dip in the bay and the cable car pull. the giants all-star matt cain said he was inspired by the bat kid wish, and he is pledge to go match $50,000 if executive
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director patricia wilson can raise the amount today when she takes a plunge in the san francisco bay at the fundraiser. abc7 news ama daetz is hosting the park at the aquatic part at 8 carolyn tyler30 a.m.. i almost can't think of anything worse. great cause but i can barely stand the temperatures being on land. >> i know. other the water temperature warmer than the air temperature now in the city. rain highs in the 4s around the by today. that's going to stick around. we have a freeze warning in effect for tomorrow morning and sunday morning as the cold front rapidly moved through last night. you probably heard the rain and the wind. and we are looking at a breezy day today underneath a lot of sunshine. but here's a look at the rain. you can see just off the coast of monterey, and most of the activity now pressing way south. we will look for still the snow to be going in the sierra nevada. here is a look at the mountains
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right now with a winter storm warning in effect until 10:00 this morning. still the possibility into the next hour or so for some moisture over mount hamilton. we will look for the patchy fog up in santa rosa this morning. a cold morning. and the freeze warning in effect for tomorrow and sunday morning. but look how much milder we are this morning. no thomas, just low 40s up in santa rosa. 11 degrees warmer in san carlos and 14 degrees warmer up in livermore -- over in livermore, i should say. with all those 30s and mid-40s around, we've got this area of low pressure that continues to sink to the south and still temperatures very, very cool for this time of year. in fact, it's going to take until next week that we see the numbers recover in the upper 50s to near 60. but here's the plan then for the rest of the day. you will notice that throughout the day we do have the possibility in the higher elevations, the green representing some of the rain. but overall we are mostly sunny
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here and temperatures barely at 50 degrees today. so we will look for the activity to head on into the sierra nevada with this winter storm warning until 10:00. eight to twelve inches on the east shore, and one to two feet above 7,000 feet. wind, well, at the lower levels, lick level, we are talking anywhere from 30 to 40 miles an hour and upper elevations 80 mile-an-hour wind gusts. if you are thinking of heading up there, you may want toi it toward the later afternoon hours. we are looking for this to wind down rather quickly, but right now the activity is certainly moving on into the mountains. right now as for the moisture, plenty of it to the south of us. but we will be left with those breezy northwest winds. up to 20 miles an hour. san francisco 48 degrees today. that's all we can manage with 50 in oakland. mid-40s in morgan hill.
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and the accuweather seven-day forecast calling for the freezing warnings tomorrow and into monday morning and more sunshine tuesday. mid-50s. partly cloudy on wednesday and a slight chance of showers on thursday. a little bit more recovery on friday with those upper 50s. so it will be certainly still example around here but at least we will see the sunshine. >> okay. i'll take it. >> abc7 news, yes, has another great weather resource for you to follow, that's doppler and that will give you the latest bay area weather conditions rain or shy, plus get video forecasts, spare the air alerts, power info and weather tweets from your favorite weather team. did you hear the wind howling last night? >> yes, and i was stuck in traffic on 280 northbound in the rain and it's like where am i? bring us the sunshine. >> there will be some sunshine today. >> i can manage now. i'm getting my bearings. next a new home for the indiana
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>> parents are sounding off after fisher-price introduce the a new bouncy seat with a ipad holder. the new video shows the new activity seat, how it works. the toy company said it puts play and learning at a baby's fingertips but some parents say they are disgusted. some reviews on amazon call it one of the worst ideas for a baby product. new numbers from the cdc
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reveal fewer women in the u.s. are having kids. between 2000 and twine pregnancy rates for women fell by 64% or 6.4 pregnancies. it's the lowest rate in twelve years. while rates for under 230 fell, rates for women over 30 increased studly since 19930. women between the ages of 30 and 39 bombing pregnant have jumped 30% since 1990 >> the famous guy far bob dylan played at the famous newport folk festival has sold at auction to have 994 thud. christie said an absentee buyer purchased it yesterday. the festival was a moment that marked his move from acoustics to electric rock and roll. it's been in the possession of a
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new york family. he left it on a private plane piloted by the owner's father. disney announced the purchasing rights yesterday to develop and radio lease a new movie or tv series. disney is the parent company of abc7. you can get an early start on the holiday season and bring your family to a party with sports celebrities at at&t park and help underprivileged children. these are pictures from the annual holiday heroes celebration put on by this children's foundation. you can meet celebrity hosts, oh stars from the giants, raiders, the sharks and the san jose earthquakes. more than 300 children from local charities will also be there. >> have a really fun time doing the arts and crafts and video
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games them leave with a gift bag and sometimes the gift bag is the only present they will receive during the holiday season. abc7 news anchors cheryl jennings and kristen will be there. tickets for monday night are still available. log on to our website for a link and more information. you will find that under "see it on tv." note ♪ blank. >> visit the abc7 news facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. with each pledge we will donate one dollar in your honor to the bay area's feeding america's food banks up to $75,000. your good deed could be rewarded. everyone whotist pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner will be announced december 19th. spread the love and help us give where you live. next, the cold snap continues. we will have a live report from the santa cruz mountains. also, why today's annual
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ceremony atop mount dough ab below is being force today relocate. and the technology developed in the bay area that are helping people looking to get fit take a step in the right direction.
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>> welcome back. thanks for joining us at 5:30 on this saturday morning. we will start off with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. here's a look at the cold front rapidly pushing through the bay area and into the central valley. lots of snow in the sierra nevada. hour advisories have been lifted except for the santa cruz mountains. point reyes, the coastline and monterey a few leftover showers. we will lock for the possibility of leftover showers, higher-elevation mixed snow around mt. hamilton. maybe around lake county. otherwise we are clearing out quickly. temperatures will be cool. breezy winds. right now with fog 33 in santa rosa. it's only 34 mountain view and
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san jose but much warmer than we were the last couple mornings. a freeze warning tonight. when the chilly temperatures will head out of town and the extended outlook coming up. katie. >> lisa, thank you. we have frigid temperatures, rain, snow. so if you are waving winter, it is here. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live with us this morning. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: super cold. i was checking out our abc7 news weather happen. 33 degrees at the top of highway 17. but no snow yet. caltran snowplows, check it out, are standing by here. we are about a quarter mile from the restaurant at the santa cruz summit on highway 17. snowplows are standing by just in indicates they are needed. no snow up here yet. there is a warning to anybody traveling on highway 17 this morning. check it out with the freeing
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signs. because there's a lot of water on the road and that water may turn to ice. conditions up here are definitely sketchy and could be fairly dangerous. we are told there is snow at higher elevations on some remote mountain peaks here in the santa cruz mountains. but if you are traveling up here this morning, again, lisa argen said there is a weather -- winter weather advisory in effect for the santa cruz mountains for at least the next 30 minutes. hopefully you are at home and you are warm at home watching abc7 news this morning and not traveling. but if you are, be careful out there because the conditions could change at any moment. again, snowplows out here waiting for any snow to fall. so far it looks like conditions will remain dry. but we are keeping an eye on it. live in the santa cruz mountains, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> i like your advice to stay home if you can. thank you. we will check back in with you a
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little later. we've been receiving photos of the cold snap from the viewers. kevin sent us this picture yesterday after snowfall in willits in mendocino county. look at that. you can e-mail your pictures to ureport at kgo-tv.com. there will be a lighting of the beacon ceremony. the newly refurbished beacon has shut off after the pearl harbor attack to make sure it isn't targeted. it is list once a year to honor pearl harbor victims.e% it's been moved from the location of the summit at mt. diablo due to weather and it will be held in concord instead. in developing news, crews in castro valley this morning are investigating what caused a water main break that flooded several houses t happened just before 7:00 last night in the area of seven hills drive. the rupture of the twelve-inch
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rain also caused a rink hole to form and that sinkhole trapped a fire truck. crews were able to shut down the flow of water by 10:00 and the fire truck is now out of the sinkhole. new this morning, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. in his weekly address the president says the unemployment benefits may make a difference between hardship and catastrophy for 1.3 million americans. he adds an extension of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. the california public utilities commission has
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announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency brakes to activate, creating a smoky dust that made several passengers sick. could the latest diet craze be as simple as taking a walk? more people are tracking their steps to lose weight and many are using technology developed right here in the bay area. here is health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >> reporter: chris walks five miles a day just getting around his game store in downtown oakland were he knows exactly how many steps he takes thanks to a tiny tracker in his pocket called fitbit. >> it changed my life basically. >> it is one of a growing number of wearable electronics that has people wiring up to lose weight weight. >> i went to 2xl to medium and a
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smaller waist. >> he started using it two years ago. >> walk to go me is exercise. >> stores have struggled to keep them in stock. >> at one point there was such a large demand they were flying off the shelf. >> two are leading the pack. job own and fit bit. both track your movement during the day and record your sleep patterns at night. they come with three apps that keep track of the calories you burn and eat. you can also scan a better code. fit bit released it's newest device last month, flex force. >> i went to 80 employees to 200 employees the past two years. products are carried in over 20,000 stores worldwide. >> the idea involved from the nintendo wii. the first game this allowed people to interact with games by moving. >> i was amazed with with the wy they combined sensors to wear with gaming. >> and that was interacted with
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scales. >> there is a huge gap between what people think they are doing and what they doing. >> job wear's device is called up. >> it tracks your movement throughout the day passively and sleep at night. in the application you can see what you are doing. >> both apps allow users to set goals and share them with friends on social media. sharon is a nutrition counselor, california pacific medical center in san francisco. she recommends wearable fitness trackers to patients. >> it's trackable. before it was i think i did this, maybe i'll do that, but if you have something that's trackable and traceable, i think that one of the reaps why people can do so much better with those things. chris says he can't stop telling people about how tracking his steps i am proved his health. >> fantastic experience. i recommended it to a ton of friends who are also seeing results. >> carolyn johnson, abc7 news. both the fit bit flex and job own up cost just under $130.
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>> happening today, about 1,000 volunteers from 16 companies in the south bay will build more than 2,000 bicycles for needy children. the event, known as the big bike build, is organized by the group turning wheels for kids. the volunteers have just five hours to put the bikes together. once assembled, they will go to local charities and be distributed to children as christmas gifts. the big bike build tapes from 8 to 1 today at the san jose convention center. next on the abc7 saturday morning news, how technology is changing the way your children are learning in school. you will meet some of the people behind the education revolution. and at 5:38, this is a beautiful view from our exploratorium cam. you see the skyline there, the transamerica pyramid kind of sort of. cold out there, 44 crease, but wa
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>> the holidays have arrived in washington, d.c. >> three, two, one! whew! >> yesterday president obama hit the switch lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down and the president also did a little dancing with a little elf during the festivities last night. a bay area family is one of 20 in the country competing in the great christmas light fight. it's a family in ran rafael. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney, you know, characters and mickeys, et cetera, that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my
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disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> my goodness. impressive stuff. the grit christmas light fight, a reality tv show, will air here on abc7 starting next monday. that's a good kind of competition. i love when people go all out. >> have you been doing your decorating? >> no. i'm one of the slackers. >> that's right all right. we have plenty of time and the cold front moves through. less to deal with today. lots of sunshine and chilly conditions. half-inch of written in san rafael. san jose picking up over a tenth. when will the cold air get out of here? i'll have your forecast coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also next the warriors go on the road and run into superman. dwight howard, who is now a houston [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight!
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[ sparkle ] sweet. >> most of us had to adapt to the internet but it's all young children have ever known. schools are race to go making connected part of their lives. here is abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. >> reporter: when mike teaches math, technology is everywhere. it's how he collects the homework. >> megaagain, ashley. >> and goes over the trouble spot. >> twelve to the second power equals -- >> take a rubber style plus and ipad and adds power play, it's a classroom full of kids paying attention. >> the kids love it. you can just see their eyes just open when they feed technology on the big screen. >> it's the new face of education for a new generation of learners. >> these kids are digital
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natives and this is their world. they were completely engaged in the math class. >> but never mind the ipads and projection screen. it's one you cannot see. the school has a blazingly fast internet connection. half the schools still don't have that. >> the the typical school in ama has the same internet access of typical home but they have 500 or over 800 kids trying to use the bandwidth. >> he is head of the internet highway. they just received $9 million from microsoft founder bill gets and facebook founder mark zuckerberg and others. >> what mark zuckerberg and bill gates really lied, we are at a tipping point right now. >> dozens of classrooms can stream video all at once using world events, like the passing of nelson mandela, as teachable moments. but they have to connect them
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with federal grant money and give them help spending it in the best way possible. they sid investing in that is good to silicon valley. >> if they are going to have the workforce they need to keep america competitive as we move forward, they have to invest in schools. it's nice to see the great partner ship. >> abc7 news. >> it's breaking news. live to texas to lewisville lake, texas right now. we've been talking about the cold snap and problem with the weather in by area, but other spots worse. look at this snow where bridge and this truck being pulled out of the water. it obviously went off the bridge and into the water. you know the roadway is snowy there because if you look at the bottom of the bridge there's icicles dangling off the rails there. this car over the bridge into the water and right now it is being pulled out. we don't have any information. aanoelize about who was inside or if anyone was hurt or worse. we will keep an eye on it for you.
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incredible images out of lewisville lake texas where snow where froze he roads have become clearly very dangerous. i'm sure that image is one of several similar playing out across the country as people deal with snow and ice. we, of course, are dealing with rain yesterday so this didn't make for good conditions on the road. >> no. and the possibility of black eyes this morning. the front has moved on through. we are looking at the warmest temperatures we see all day right now. >> relatively speaking. >> i'll show them to you in just a moment. but i am notice that the front now well south and east of the bay area. with it, the wind and the milder air because behind it we will get not only the clearer conditions, but we will look for the winds to pick up once again. but out of the northwest. a different direction. so here's a look at the central coast. we are looking at the quietest conditions to start on out with partly cloudy skies. so east bay hills camera right now, and the rainfall amounts anywhere from a half-inch san
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rafael, and napa more than a quarter inch in oakland. and concord picked up .4 or 5. san francisco over a third of an inch and just over tenth inch in san jose. certainly lesser amounts as the front pushed southward. lake tahoe under a winter storm warming. we are looking at a flakes of the higher elevations of mt. hamilton. otherwise this event is winding down and we are looking at patchy fog and the chilly temperatures to come this afternoon. no warmup in store. in fact, a freeze warning in effect for tonight and into sunday night as the skies continue to clear and the winds will be light and the dewpoints allowing for some of those freezing temperatures." our roof camera right now 45. chilly. 40 los gatos, half moon bay 46. relative to the past couple of mornings it feels milder out there. from our sutro camera, santa rosa, just above freezing and 39 in napa, as well as the delta, and 41 concord and 43 in
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livermore. so 24 hours ago we were much chillier, of course. we had the teens and 20s. so stepping outside it's cold, but not as cold as it's been. we will get back to this tonight and into sunday night. but after that it looks like finally we will warm up. our satellite radar composite notice still a little bit of moisture behind the front but overall we will look for increasing sunshine. taking you hour by hour now. we're we are into the morning hours in the afternoon. maybe a few higher-elevation snowflakes and light rain. but we will look for the sunny conditions and the northwest winds up to 20 miles an hour. now we are in the 40s and that's about where we will stay. winter storm warning then 6 to 12 inches on the east shore, and 1 to 2 feet before 7,000 feet. very gusty winds and we are looking at temperatures across the state today really to be impacted everywhere by the cold front. just 24 in tahoe, 49 montry, and upper 40s to about -- that's
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about it. in fact, mid-40s in clear lake. even cooler than that. if you are headed over to candlestick tomorrow, chilly day but it will be sunny. mid-to upper 40s and the accuweather seven-day forecast still in the 40s tomorrow. the freeze warning tonight. sunday night. a little bit milder midweek. partly cloudy and the only chance of showers this week is on thursday. that's becoming less and less likely. upper 50s. but i guess by now we are used to the cold, right? getting used to it. >> i don't really want to get used to it, but yes. we'll manage. >> 'tis the season, i guess. >> thank you. in sports late this afternoon stanford will try to clinch a spot in the rose bowl. the 7th ranked cardinal play in tempe against number 11 southwest state in a championship game. check off at 4:45 on espn. and warriors kicked off a three-game road trip in houston lift night. here's larry beil with the highlights in this morning's
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sports. good morning. after their amazing come back toronto, the warriors in come back mode in houston. head coach mark jackson would prefer not trail by 27 every single game. warriors getting their first look at dwight howard this season, now a rocket. he was a force down low. look at him rip the rebound down. 22 points, 18 boards. 12 of 20 from the line. warriors shot just 27% in the first half. steph with an air ball? 36% for the game. country had 22 points but this game was never close. blowout alert. james harden jamming. led all scorers with 34 as the rockets role 105-83. warriors drop to 11-9 on the season. less then eight months ago when kobe bryant went down against the warriors. he will return sunday. but at age 35 who knows if he will still be able to dominate. my guess is, yes, he will still
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dominate. sharks and carolinas, the hurricanes just signed the grinch. when kind after goalie is here. deflecting the shot by jason and beats the grinch. stalock in net. a double deflection mid-it 2-2. in the third, tied at 3. here's the game winner. elias lindholm. a lot of traffic and it's another deflection in front. an empty goal net would mick the final 5-3 the hurricanes. but you don't have to wind it like beck him to know when your soccer team is sent into the group of death it's probably not going to end well. that's where team usa is going not the world cup. the world cup draw match-up yesterday. the u.s. landed in a group this is just loaded. germany is great, portugal has reynaldo, and ghana has knocked the u.s. out of the last two
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cups. >> it's one of the most difficult groups in the whole draw. having portugal with rine mauled dough and ghana that has a history with the united states, it couldn't get more difficult or bigger. but that's what a world cup is about. it's a real challenge. we will take it. high school football. archbishop mid-dy versus sarah in the open division championship. scoreless in the third until mideast monroe takes the pitch, turns the cornerrer and goes down the sideline, 69-yard touchdown. 7-0. but sarah would go on to score 21 unanswered points. bullying his way in and sarah takes the title 21-7. we have college football this afternoon on abc7. it's the acc championship game. number one ranked floor state verse duke and after that lexus after the game and all the highlights around 8:30. hope to see you then. have a great
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next on the abc7 is the day morning news at six, as wet weather moves in, several homes are flooded in the east bay after a water main break. when residents are staying about the big mess. and a palo alto man held in north korea for more than a month now is now free and on his way home. the offer he refused from the
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm katie marzullo. it's 6:00 a.m. on saturday morning a lot of stuff going on with cold and rain, maybe snow. meteorologist lisa argen, good morning. >> good morning to you. most of the activity, well, all of it moved through while you were sleeping. wind and rain and live doppler 7hd this morning w he picking up cloud cover, anybody a few sprinkles but all the advisories for the higher elevation snow has expired. could see a few sprin